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Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a Pixar-less shot at CG animation for Disney, a bulk of over 70 feet of magical hair, and billed as Disney’s “final” fairytale, the film had a major amount of responsibility to uphold the classic name, both in theaters, and the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 29, 2011. So? How’d it do?

Disney’s Tangled now available on Blu-ray and DVD, 3D

Disney's Tangled now available on Blu-ray and DVD, 3D

It all starts with a tower. First, Mother Gothel decides it would be the “safest” place for Rapunzel to stay, locked away from the world for years. Then, Flynn Rider decides it’ll be the safest place for him to stay to avoid paying for his bandit crimes. It’s there that the two meet, striking a deal together to escape, and setting off on an action-packed adventure. Throw in a horse, a chameleon, and a number of tough thugs, and you have yourself Disney’s Tangled; a complete re-imagining of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale, in a gorgeous modern CG – and now available (as of March 29th) on Blu-ray, DVD, and Disney Blu-ray 3D!

Tangled shows how Mother Gothel knows best

Tangled shows how Mother Gothel knows best

Mother Gothel is a modern day Ursula. Or Scar. Or Maleficent. Summing it up, she’s the baddest of the bad types in the world of Disney villains. In Tangled, it’s Mother Gothel who locks Rapunzel in a tower, tricking her into thinking it’s for protection. The modern day take on the Grimm Brothers classic fairy tale clearly took a few liberties in the retelling, but were Mother Gothel’s intentions 100% wrong? Maybe she really did just want to help Rapunzel? Let us know what you think while you’re touring through the coloring sheets, recipes, and other fun games we’ve included in anticipation of the Blu-ray and DVD launch this week, March 29th.

Disney gets Tangled in video footage

Disney gets Tangled in video footage

Just days remain until Rapunzel can swing her way out of the tower, and into your living room, as Disney brings Tangled home on Blu-ray and DVD. In anticipation of the March 29th release date, how’s’about we take a stroll through some video footage of the 50th film in Disney’s Animated Classic Feature Series? Check out the following clips with Flynn and Rapunzel as Disney reworks the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale in this CG epic

Getting Tangled with John Lasseter

Getting Tangled with John Lasseter

On March 29th, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD, as well as downloadable formats. Tangled retells Rapunzel, the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. In addition to offering a fresh take on the iconic story, the film is also the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, appropriately lofting yet another Princess to Disney lore. John Lasseter, of Pixar megafame, was key to the development of the movie, helping to craft the production and storytelling, maximizing both the humor and the heart. Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear his thoughts on them? Of course! So take a look at this exclusive Q&A interview with John Lasseter, and let us know if you agree with his perspective!

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid fairy tales, all together. Disney Animation heads Ed Catmull and John Lasseter have already squashed two films in development, “The Snow Queen” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Could the days of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, and Jasmine be over in favor of the new wave of Toy Story, Cars, Bolt, and UP? Would you want it that way?

Disney brings Tangled to Blu-ray and DVD March 29

Disney brings Tangled to Blu-ray and DVD March 29

In a little less than two months, fans around the globe can whip their hair back and forth, as Disney brings Tangled to Blu-ray and DVD. And we’re no longer limited to just “regular Blu-ray” anymore; this modern-day retelling of the classic Rapunzel story will also be available on the new Disney Blu-ray 3D for those of you with 3D TVs out there (and a hand full of goggles!). Check out the full press release, trailer, and box art below, and stay TOONed right here for some fun Tangled-related info …and maybe a giveaway or two 😉

Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King on Disney’s Blu-ray 3D

Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King on Disney's Blu-ray 3D

Big things are happening in Disneyland for 2011. Two of Mickey Mouse’s most popular films, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King are getting the Blu-ray and 3D treatment, completely remade for newer home video systems. In addition, two of the newest animated (and quasi-animated) adventures will be getting the same options with Tangled and Tron: Legacy. Apparently, we’re on a direct path to a world that is nothing but 3D – movies, video games, bubble gum… everything! In fact, even as I’m typing this and looking around the ToonBarn Studios, everything here is beginning to look 3D, as well… Anyway, check out the early press release to the goings-on at Disney!

Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Nominees for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Just recently, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the nominees for 38th Annual Annie Awards. The awards recognize the best in animated movies, TV, commercials, shorts, video games and individual achievement — so, in other words, everything that we love! We’ll have to wait to find out which projects won until they’re announced at the ceremony on Saturday, February 5th. Let’s take a look at some of the big categories, and let us know who you think should win in each!!

Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s rebound to The Little Mermaid

Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney's build to The Little Mermaid

Last week, fans were invited to learn one of the greatest Disney stories ever – not Rapunzel’s Tangled (though that was a great film!) – this time, it’s the story-behind-the-story that has us fascinated. Waking Sleeping Beauty notes Disney’s past 20 years, with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, UP, The Princess and the Frog, etc. Mickey’s early years had just as much with Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi, etc. But the years between those two eras were often dark and disappointing for the House of Mouse. Waking Sleeping Beauty, available since November 30th, helps bridge that gap, telling the story of Disney’s rebound to a new golden age. Truly an amazing DVD – and certainly something to add to your wish lists this year!

Disney’s Tangled triumphs at the box office

Disney's Tangled triumphs at the box office

Just one week after narrowly losing the top spot to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Disney’s Tangled brings Rapunzel’s tale to the top spot at this past weekend’s box office. Granted, both were much lower, comparatively, than they were the week earlier, but the battle of wizards and princesses continued to wage between them. Megamind, the only other animated tale on the list for both weeks, dropped from third to sixth, but still managed to pull in another five million, bringing the DreamWorks Animation film’s total to 136 million. Check out the full box office ranking, and let us know what you saw!

Harry Potter tops Rapunzel’s Tangled at the box office

Harry Potter tops Rapunzel's Tangled at the box office

Wizards and princesses topped the list this weekend at the box office, as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narrowly beat out Tangled for the number one spot. Harry’s adventure was in the second week, forging another strong tally after bringing in a whopping $125 million during last week’s debut. And though the top spot was taken, Disney’s latest Princess adventure made a very strong showing, just barely losing out to the Harry Potter juggernaut. Rapunzel’s tale (tail??) wasn’t alone in the rankings for CG toons, either, with DreamWorks’ Megamind in third place – a distant third, but still pretty good for it’s fourth week, bringing the total to over $130 million. Take a look at the full box office ranking, and let us know what you were watching this week!

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